Dental Assistant are professionals that assist dentist in performing procedures under the supervision of a dentist, the task performed are various ranging from providing patient care and taking x rays to record-keeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work. As per the bureau of labor and statistics “Almost all dental assistants work in dentists’ offices. Most work full time.” The future of dental assistants: Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, that is much faster than the average for all occupations. The aging population and ongoing research linking oral health problems and general health problems will continue to increase and so will the demand of the preventive dental services.
Americation Career and Training School's Online Dental Assistant Program is a basic entry level program for students to pursue a career in the healthcare field. This course is designed to introduce dental assisting students to the issues and concepts related to the field of dentistry and dental assisting. The program has been designed to meet the needs of a basic entry level dental assistant. This program will give participants the knowledge of anatomy and physiology, preventive dentistry, patient care and communication, radiology, pharmacology, anesthesia, assisting in specialty practices, employment strategies, and much more. Numerous videos and animations are available within the program module and various quizzes are also available to evaluate the learner’s outcome, these quizzes will give the learner the feedback about their progress into the course as they proceed from one module to another. This course is designed for learner’s who want to advance their career and are unable to do so, due to their work and person obligations.
The growth in population will fuel the demand for retention of good quality dental services. As the demand of the dental services increase so will the work of a dentist, and hence the dental assistants will be a more valuable part of the dental services than ever before.
If you feel that you are interested in a career as a dental assistant, you can enroll and get started with your online dental assistant program.
At completion of the program the student will be awarded with a certificate of completion.
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PROGRAM MODULES OUTLINE
PROGRAM KEY DETAILS
1st & 15th of Every Month
Online or Oncampus
PROGRAM ONLINE LEARNING FEATURES
All programs have a learning path that students can follow without getting off track.
TEXT TO SPEECH
If you don't feel like reading the material, you can activate the audio reader in the program.
Each program is broken down into modules to simply the contents in a section.
You can view the overall program outline from 1 single dashboard without having to switch screens.
When you attend the online programs, you will be able to see the duration of time spent.
Majority programs is equipped with study tools such as flash cards, crosswords etc.
Now you have the ease of tracking your progress while you are in the program.
All programs come with an orientation towards your program to assist you.
PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate the dental tray set up for dental procedures.
Managing dental instruments.
Describing behavior of multicultural patients.
Identifying the duties and responsibilities of dental team.
Understanding responsibilities of dental professionals.
Identifying oral hygiene AIDs.
Identifying and demonstrating flossing techniques.
Listing and explaining the forms of fluorides.
Demonstrate an understanding of food labeling interpretation.
Explaining the importance of nutrition in dentistry.
Identifying the names of the tooth surface and their appropriate locations.
Identifying the permanent and primary teeth along with their morphology and locations.
Identifying dental quadrants.
Identifying dental arches.
Identifying the characteristics of microbes in microbiology.
Understanding the concept of immunity in humans.
Explaining dental charting systems.
Describing dental charting terminology basics.
Importance of charting in dentistry.
Identifying the generic and brand names of drugs in dentistry.
Identifying dental prescriptions.
Demonstrate procedures of opening and closing a dental office.
Demonstrate dental chair side assistance by dental assistant.
Describing the steps in preparing the patient and treatment room.
Describing the dental zones.
Describing the rules of instrument transfers.
Explaining and describing dental dam.
Patient preparation prior to seeing the dentist.
Learning the dental chair-side procedures.
Understand the importance of communication in dental office.
Understand the dental procedures in a dental office.
Understand basic human anatomy and physiology related to dentistry.
Understand the concept of embryology.
Assisting the patient in scheduling appointments and scheduling follows for dental office visits.
Providing education to patients on basic oral health and plaque control.
Applying proper and updated concepts of infection control.
Assisting in medical emergencies in dental office.
Learning procedures on sterilizing and disinfecting dental instruments.
Learning the procedures on cements, liner and bases.
Identify basic dental instruments.
Identify restorative systems.
PROGRAM COMPLETION REWARDS
At successful completion, you will receive digital badges that can be used online to display your achievements.
At the completion of the program, you will be awarded with a program completion certificate.
With the completion of this program, you will also be awarded with Career Enhancement Clock Hours (CECH), that may be displayed on your resume.
Your completion also comes with a dedicated transcript that shows your areas of grades for each course you attended.